I couldn't believe the presentation and sheer size of this drink... rum, 151, fruit juices and see that flame in the middle! Wowie what a great time! Tasted fantastic and really left me feeling good! Who wants another?
Putting a squirmy worm on a hook, dropping it in the water, and landing a BIG fish = happiness!
Ah, summer's almost here... warm weather, lemonade, BBQ's, laughing and drowning worms!! It's almost time for Bass season to open in NY (mid June I think) and we have been practicing. I couldn't help but snap a picture of this soon to be goner worm. Here fishie, fishie, fishie!!
It's never a bad way to start the morning when you put on a pair of pants or a coat that you haven't worn in a while and you find a few dollars stashed away. A little green to make the day all that much sweeter!
It's incredible how smart and full of personality these guys are! I enjoyed, watching them swim around, listening to the clicks and whistles they made, and seeing them just enjoying life. We can all take a lesson from the beluga whale!
Keeping with the aquatic theme today... here are some gigantic fish I met; and man were they ever BIG! Even more amazing was the size of their tank. How can you resist smiling at the sight of big fishie lips?
Since it's raining today we will do all sorts of water creatures starting with this cute little clown fish. I snapped him at the aquarium in Mystic, CT. They had a whole incredible tank full of them! My favorite line from Finding Nemo, the movie that made clown fish so popular, is: "Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming..."
Perfect quote to start another work day.
Today I am in the details of things and thought this was appropriate. Ever stop to look at the bark of a tree? The details, the shapes, the colors, the thought of how old this tree is... all makes me very curious! The best part is how the texture feels. Go touch a tree today!
I'll be the first to admit that I am fabric hoarder. I can't help myself from picking up colorful fabric when I see them (even though I already have bunch). I recently discovered Fabric Postcards. It's more or less a 4x6 quilt you hand make that is mail-legal to send to an address. I just can't get enough of the reaction the postal works have when I go to send one of these babies. Too cool!
Here is Katie riding in the back... not sure what I will be up to this holiday weekend, but you can be I will have my favorite co-pilot tagging along to everything I can possibly take her to.
(please please please be careful of having dogs, or any animals for the matter, in a car in the sun with warm weather. It's dangerous!)
This is my first summer working in the downtown area I am in so, this is the first time I am seeing the mounted police. Very sharp looking and wow those horses look magnificant! What a fun surprise to see on my lunch break!
The tempatures in NY are starting to climb and one of my favorite seasons will soon begin... barefoot season! Their is something about cool grass between your toes that makes you feel like a kid all over again! (Just watch out for the dog bombs!)
Thinking of your happy spot when traffic, work, meetings, kids, neighbors find ways to get you to push your own buttons = happiness!
This, right now, is the happy spot that I think of when life is getting to be a lot to handle. This is a really cool fishing spot on the Orange Trail in Sterling Forest (for all you local NY'ers). It's serene, quiet, and breath taking. Thinking of this place helps me remember where my priorities are and my energy should be focused!
Couldn't believe the frost warning last night... it is May, right? Great news though, the blanket that I wrapped around my tomato plants seemed to do the trick and keep them from getting cold. I am already salivating at the thought of homegrown salsa and hot sauce! Bring on the sunshine!
Check out the fins on this guy! Looking at this guy in in his gigantic aquarium fluttering effortlessly in front of me... it made me wonder how a fish gets so incredible! And did you know these guys are venomous? So cool!
When I see a bee it automatically makes me think of that silly kids song about a bum-ble bee. Goes something like this, "I'm picking up my baby bumble bee, won't my mommy be so proud of me. I'm picking up my baby bumble bee, Ooo Eee! It's so pretty!"
Yes that song will be stuck in my head today!
Another picture from my Bronx Zoo visit! I just love how you can really see the texture of the coat on this polar bear, so big, so fuzzy... and look at those HUGE paws!!
Texture of the leaves and the awesome lemony yellowness! This is one great ground cover... certain to bring a smile your face every time you see it!
Sometimes happiness is just a quick look away. Take a minute to look at what shape a cloud is.. is it a bunny or a firetruck.. or maybe to admire the contrast of the budding tree's against an evening sky. Feels good to slow down, doesn't it?
A bright pop of color to make you think of sunshine and smiles = happiness!
I really enjoy how delicate this flower looks with it's pointy edges, cute dark pink ring in the middle, and if you look closely -- the pink pedal color fades lighter as it reached the edge!
Katie (golden retriever extraordinaire) is always trying to give me "wet willies," which always sends me into a fit of laughter! Once in a while, she is much softer and just gives me a quick kiss on my cheek -- love the feeling of her whiskers! Look how many she has!
Incredible how water can defy the pull of gravity to dangle on the edge and stubbornly decide not to let go and drop. Maybe the three of them are having a "who can hold on longer contest" ... who do you think will win?
Looking at something bothersome in a different light = happiness!
All the rain we have been having in New York -- where did it all come from? But when you take a quiet minute, sans complaining, to look a bit closer... it's really incredible how rain droplets look like little glass orbs!
Live Music in a personal venue where you can jump up and down and sing along = happiness!
Scotty Don't (Bad Fish band members playing their own music) played with Bad Fish (Sublime cover band)... usually try and catch them once a year. Good times!
This is another picture from my hike a few weekends ago to Sam's Point Preserve which is home to the rare dwarf pine. It's really something to be on top of a mountain surrounded by tree that make me feel tall!
I was so worried that Katie wouldn't like hiking when I first got her. Now looking back on that worry I don't know what I was thinking. Katie has turned out to be a spitting image of outdoor enjoyment! Like the poster child!! I look for every excuse possible to get us both outdoors!!
Taking a closer look at the world around you = happiness!
This picture is from a recent hike I took. Check out how cool these fuzzy little pod things are!! The tree was covered with them and it looked like a big organic chandelier with the sun shining through!
Finishing off the day with a touch of sweet peanut butter and chocolate = happiness!
These are from Magnolia, but I seriously love cupcakes of all kinds... homemade, filled, any flavor, even with coconut. Something about bite size cakes that can make any day good!
Let's admit, that not every day is like this, but when it happens... you feel on top of the world! Your hair is just right, you have your favorite pumps on, and nothing can stand in the way you having a happy day!
Creating something made with your own two hands = happiness!
It's still so incredible to me to see something you are creating materialize from supplies and scraps into something... such a rewarding feeling even if it is an origami box made in a few minutes! Give it a try!
A little relaxed talking and perhaps a grown up beverage = happiness!
It's the end of the week... you've survived another one. For me it's a great feeling to spend a few hours with Darlin' Hubby and do that old fashion thing called 'talking!' Cheers!